Footage shows construction workers tearing down homes close to a cliff edge - over fears they would fall into the sea
Footage shows construction workers tearing down homes close to a cliff edge - over fears they would fall into the sea. Some residents of Hemsby, Norfolk, left their homes last week after the sandy cliffs beneath them eroded - leaving some just 1m from the edge. And on Sunday (12/3), two homes were torn down over fears for local residents' safety. The coastal village - which has a population of around 3,000 - has suffered from severe coastal erosion in recent years, with a number of properties being abandoned as the cliffs slip away. Footage taken by local drone team Pink Spitfire Aerial Photography showed how diggers were brought in to destroy the properties. Winds of up to 50mph and a high tide of 3.7m forced the action over the weekend. As a result, at least five people had to be evacuated and some will have to be permanently re-homed. One man who was evacuated, Kevin Jordan, 69, says he 'lives in fear' that his home may have to be demolished. The retired IT engineer, said: "I'm disabled and I can't walk very far. I don't know what I'm going to do when the road collapses- and it will. "No one would want to buy my property now. I don't have the savings to walk away and buy another place. "If my house is condemned I would be homeless - I've never been in this situation before."